William "Bill" Thomas
THOMAS, William (Bill) - Bill Thomas died on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa after a brief illness. He was 86. He is survived by his grieving family who will miss him forever: his wife Joyce; his children Colleen (Allen), June (Timothy), Owen, Esme and Donette; his siblings David, Rubina, Daphne, Patsy, May and Joylyn. His grandchildren Bryce, Blake, Joshua, Carlos, Adam and Benjamin. Bill spent the last four years of his life in Pickering, Ontario with Joyce, his beloved wife of 62 years. He resided at Parkway Retirement Residence before moving to the Community Nursing Home, Pickering. Born on January 20, 1927 in Guyana S.A., Bill moved to Birmingham, England after serving in the British Army. He later moved to London, Canada in March 1967, with his family following him in June of that same year. A welder by trade, Bill worked at the Ford of Canada plant in Talbotville until taking retirement. Over the years he made many wonderful friends and was known for his outgoing personality, the effortless way in which he demonstrated his love and caring, his wonderful home-baked bread, and his passion for singing. His family would like to thank the staff at Parkway Retirement Residence and Community Nursing for their caring and support. The funeral service will be conducted at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:30 am, with visitation preceding from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery following the service. Memorial donations can be made in Bill's name to The Kidney Foundation of Canada. May you rest in peace.
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